In District Planning & Engineering Office, acts as staff specialist, District Pavement Engineer, (i.e., develops & evaluates plans & criteria for a variety of projects & activities to be carried out by others; assesses feasibility & soundness of proposed engineering designs, directs engineering/technical activities on behalf of supervisor & to plan & coordinate work, assists in development of section policy, budget preparation &/or long range planning & advises offices, consulting firms, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local public agencies & others with projects/problems in assigned area of expertise). Oversees management of roadway inventory. Provides technical expertise & assistance to Highway Management & Planning & Engineering Department in area of pavement design & build-up, repair & maintenance & project selection, as well as coordination of pavement coring operation. Establishes priorities for project selection for the priority, general & urban paving programs, & assists District Planning Engineer in coordinating the annual Capital Workplan. Plans & coordinates projects with other programs (e.g., bridge program & safety program). Utilizes personal computer & related software (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel) to prepare engineering reports (e.g., scope of services, Project Initiation Packages (PIP’s), estimates & cost analysis) in compliance with Federal & State regulations. Independently manages complex projects (e.g., roadway traffic, right-of-way, drainage, structure, preliminary development, transportation planning) by generating detailed drawings utilizing engineering principles & personal computer (e.g., Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)) in development of construction project plans. Signs plans &/or other engineering documents as registered professional engineer.
Serves as assistant to District Bridge Engineer. Maintains electronic & hard-copy files related to bridges. Participates in inspection, inventory &/or reviews annual bridge inspection reports & plans. Designs, & prepares details for rehabilitation &/or replacement of bridges. Assists in creating &/or maintaining scopes, PIP’s & estimates. Analyzes hydraulics from a scoping standpoint, to effectively estimate projects during scoping stage, if necessary. Attends field reviews as required for future rehabilitation &/or replacement projects to develop detailed scopes of services & advises others in bridge related activity. As necessary, assists county crews in needed maintenance on structures. Assists in reviewing permit & superload permit routes when required.
Manages & ensures accurate & timely updating of management information systems as they relate to program delivery (i.e., ELLIS, Structure Management System (SMS), Enterprise & Information Management System (EIMS)) & ensures their business rules, policies & procedures are implemented, used & maintained as standard business practices in their designated work environment. If necessary, acts as first line supervisor over & provides training to lower-level transportation engineers, transportation technicians, &/or other support personnel. Interprets complex plans to provide for effective implementation, & minimize chance of accident, conflict & delay; as assigned, attends seminars, meetings & work-related training; operates state vehicle to travel to & inspect project sites.
Position designated Career Professional per Section 5501.20
Licensed as registered professional engineer by Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors; 12 mos. exp. as Transportation Engineer 2, 85642; if assigned to operate a state vehicle to travel to & inspect project sites, must possess valid driver’s license.
-Or licensed as registered professional engineer by Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors; 12 mos. exp. as group or project leader providing work direction & training to engineering technicians &/or lower-level engineers or 12 mos. exp. in conducting engineering related research (i.e., conducting engineering related research only applies to staff specialist positions); if assigned to operate a state vehicle to travel to & inspect project sites, must possess valid driver’s license.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above may be substituted for the experience required, but not for the mandated registration. Knowledge of civil engineering; public relations*; OSHA safety practices; employee training & development; supervisory principles & techniques*. Skill in use of computer, CADD & drafting equipment. Ability to comprehend & interpret variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, criteria, plans & specifications & related data; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid engineering/technical conclusions; use statistical analysis; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; cooperate with co-workers on group projects &/or establish friendly atmosphere as supervisor; handle routine & sensitive contacts with government officials, consulting firms/contractors & general public.
(*)Developed after employment. **THIS POSITION IS OVERTIME EXEMPT BASED ON FLSA STANDARDS**
If this position is filled internally, the wage rate will be determined in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration
Work Locations: District 9 HQ, 650 Eastern Ave. Chillicothe 45601
Organization: Transportation – District 09
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt
Work Hours: 07:30 AM To 04:30 PM
Unposting Date: Ongoing
***** Applications are available for this position online at http://careers.ohio.gov/. *****
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All external users must go to www.careers.ohio.gov and create an account, even if they have applied in the past. Click on “Search for State Government Jobs” in red. To find the vacancy announcement, you will need to go to the left side of the page and look for the Job Field Category, then click on Transportation.
All applications must clearly indicate how the minimum qualifications &/or position specific minimum qualifications, if applicable, are met. Applications that do not, will not be given consideration.
An Equal Opportunity Employer